Friday, January 22, 2010

Dino Vicelli Private Eye - A Review

Dino Vicelli Private Eye - Lori Weiner (Received from publicist for review purposes)

Product Details (Via B&N):

  • Pub. Date: May 2009
  • Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Format: Paperback, 98pp

Synopsis (from back of book)

This story transports the reader to an alternate-reality version of New York City, in which talking dogs interact regularly with humans. The hero, Dino Vicelli, is a private investigator who just happens to be a sharply dressed Italian Greyhound with a great fondness for cigars. He takes on what initially appears to be a routine missing persons case but soon finds himself in the midst of a sinister plot that involves kidnapping, murder, and bizarre scientific experiments aimed at controlling the world. As he investigates this strange case, Dino repeatedly encounters mortal danger, while also finding romance with a beautiful blonde Afghan dog.

With its unusual twists on the traditional detective story genre, this book blends elements of humor, suspense, and fantasy.

My Thoughts:

I've been having a little bit of a reading slump lately and I was looking for something short, easy to read and humorous. I found all of that in this book.

I loved the world where dog's walked and talked just like humans. I got a real kick out of the greyhound race track where the greyhounds ran the business and the racers were human. Very cute.

The characters were fun and the storyline was enjoyable, maybe a bit hard to follow at times but by the end it all made sense. The book was funny and had all these cute saying or items, like the lawyer's son's name being Rot Weiler. Cute stuff like that.

All in all this book was a fun read and a great way to get me reading again.


miss cindy :) said...

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Anonymous said...

This sounds fun. I often wonder what my dog would be saying and doing if he could talk. Thanks for the recommendation.

Lisa said...

It seems like in January there are many many book bloggers who encounter the reading slump. I JUST had one, but seem to be climbing out of it finally with The Crowning Glory of Calla Lilly Ponder, but it took about 10 books I picked up and tried before i got to this one! Just found your blog thru MizB's Teaser Tuesday, and now I'm a follower! WOOT!

Zia said...

Lisa - Thanks for stopping by. Nice to meet you!